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Jumbo-Visma second team to pull out of Giro d’Italia due to coronavirus

Jumbo-Visma is the second team with pull out of the Giro d’Italia due to coronavirus.

The Dutch WorldTour squad has confirmed they will not race stage 10 of the Giro after their leader Steven Kruijswijk tested positive for coronavirus.

Kruijswijk was one of two riders who has been forced to leave the race after returning a positive result for Covid-19 during testing on the first rest day.

Michael Matthews (Sunweb) was the other rider and the Australian has also withdrawn.

Jumbo-Visma said in a statement: “Team Jumbo-Visma won’t start in today’s tenth stage of the Giro d’Italia. More information will follow.”

All riders and team staff at the Giro d’Italia were tested during the rest day on Monday (October 12), with Kruijswijk, Matthews and six staff members testing positive.

Mitchelton-Scott has also decided to withdraw their entire team from the race before stage 10, after four of their workers were diagnosed with coronavirus.

More to follow 

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